As a part of the EU-Project Live Baltic Campus – Campus Areas as labs for participatory design, funded by Interreg Central Baltic, Uppsala University is initiating a number of actitivities and studies in the Uppsala region.
We are focusing especially on various future scenarios for the regiment area of Polacksbacken and its integration with the university campus as well as adjacent emerging districts. We are also setting up a physical meeting & maker space for participatory urban design, The Uppsala Collaboratory, in the center of Uppsala.
Latest news from the Uppsala Node
January 2017: The Uppsala Collaboratory is a new physical space in the center of Uppsala. Kollaboratoriet is a space for possibility. It’s designed to be a venue for starting and continuing conversations, collaborations, innovation and actions for a more participatory and sustainable development of the university campus and region. Read more at: http://www.kollaboratorietuppsala.se/
November 2016: The Uppsala Livable City Forum was a three day conference that took place in November 2016. Read more at: http://livebalticcampus.eu/2016/12/12/livable-city-forum-uppsala/
The Uppsala Team
Jan Amcoff is a reader/associate professor in Human Geography at Uppsala University. Among his research interests are localisation and re-localisation patterns of retail, services and other societal activities.
Lakin Anderson is a Course Coordinator at CEMUS since 2013. He works with pedagogical development and collaborative learning processes. He has coordinated courses on Sustainable Design, the Global Economy, and Sustainable Development.
Sara Andersson is Educational Coordinator and Coordinator for outreach and collaboration at CEMUS. She has studied economics, resilience and systems thinking and is now working within her roles at CEMUS to initiate, develop and facilitate transdisciplinary collaborations for sustainable development.
Sanna Gunnarsson is Course Coordinator at CEMUS working manly with the courses Sustainable development A and Sustainable development B. Besides the course-work she is also coordinating the Regional Centre of Expertise-network, RCE Uppsala-Gotland. Sanna has her background in human geography and sustainable development.
Nils Hertting is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government and Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University. His research covers different aspects of local governance, urban politics and evaluation practices in the public sector. It relates to theories on deliberative and participative modes of governance, civil society and ethnic associations, public space, and evaluation and implementation theory.
Henrik Ottosson is an Associate Professor in physicalorganic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, with a deep interest for urban planning and architecture. He views chemistry and urban planning as the most microscopic and macroscopic design sciences, and makes analogies between the two fields. He particularly sees Rachel Carson and Jane Jacobs as the two pioneering critics of bad design at the two design scales, respectively.
Isak Stoddard is Program Director and coordinator of the Zennström Climate Change Leadership Professorship at CEMUS and the Centre for Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In this role he works on developing transformative and transdisciplinary approaches to higher education and research as a response to the global environmental and social challenges of our times. Isak has an educational background in engineering physics, systems technology and energy systems.
Annika Sundås Larsson is Deputy head of Buildings Division, Uppsala university. Annika is responsible for coordinating the internal process as well as the network with the municipality and other stakeholders in the long-term strategic plan that relates to the Uppsala city plan 2050.